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Fair Trade: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides) Paperback – May 12, 2007
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"From coffee farmers to consumers, ceramics to certification, DeCarlo brings to life the history and depth of the Fair Trade movement." -- Rob Everts - co-Executive Director, Equal Exchange
"Jacqueline DeCarlo articulates the history and future of our movement, outlining the challenges in front of us and the opportunities for consumers to make a tremendous impact by choosing fair trade." -- Carmen K. Iezzi - Executive Director, Fair Trade Federation
"is a valiant effort to fill an unmet need in providing people a fairly inviting primer on fair trade" -- Green LA girl
Fantastic. For anyone that has ever wondered about what `fair trade' means, this Beginner's Guide tells you everything you ever wanted to know and more. -- Alexandra Spieldoch - Director, Trade and Global Governance Program, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Well researched, clear and concise. DeCarlo's personal involvement in the fair trade movement informs her writing and kept me engaged all the way through to the last page. -- Melanee Meegan - Marketing Director, Peace Coffee, USA
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Jackie's ongoing commitment to Fair Trade and responsible consumption is nurtured through her place of worship, the Bethesda Friends (Quaker) Meeting. In her free time Jackie enjoys jogging, drumming, and spending time with friends and family. In addition to her studies at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, Jackie earned her Master of Science in Administration from University College at the University of Maryland. Jackie returned to Agnes Scott to lecture as the 2007 alumnae-in-residence and is currently a Senior Program Advisor to Catholic Relief Services. She serves on the Steering Committee of Fair Trade Universities and Colleges.
Top Customer Reviews
The title can be misleading: it is not only for beginners, as all Fair Trade followers can benefit from reading it. Jackie tells us how she has met with many relevant persons along the years, around the world and encourages us to keep working for a Fair Trade.
This book is a fast, and easy way to learn about fair trade but it will start you on a life long journey to make yourself a better consumer and a better member of the earth's family.
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This book provides a basic introduction to the Fair Trade movement. The book briefly discusses its origins, its history to the present, and its efforts to provide an alternative... Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by E. Jaksetic